Weekend To-Dos for Aug. 3
Concerts in the Park - 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Powell Butte Nature Park, Southeast 162nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard, Portland. Portland Parks and Recreation presents live music in parks across the Portland area during the summer. Rich Halley's Outside Music Ensemble will perform jazz. Call 503-823-5446 or portlandonline.com/parks for a schedule.
Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. Edgefield hosts live music on the lawn throughout the summer. All tickets are available through EdgefieldConcerts.com, in person at the Crystal Ballroom box office, Bagdad Theater and Edgefield gift shop or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. For more information and a complete schedule, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the shows begin at 6:30 p.m.
• Adele, Thursday, Aug. 11.
Edgefield Live Music Series - McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. All shows are for ages 21 and older and are held in the Winery, unless noted otherwise. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/edgefield or call 503-669-8610.
Upcoming shows are listed below.
• John Bunzow, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.
• Brian Copeland Band, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.
• The Phoreheads, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
• Kris Deelane, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
• McMenamins Residency Series: L.C. Ulmer, 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-9.
• Great Northwest Tour: The Devil Whale, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Little Red Shed. All ages allowed.
• Small Batch Tours: Mike + Ruthy, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.
M and M Lounge Music - M and M Restaurant and Lounge, 137 N. Main Ave. All shows are free for ages 21 and older unless noted. For more information, visit facebook.com/mmlounge.gresham or call 503-665-2626.
• Spinella's Off the Wall, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
• Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers, Friday, Aug. 5.
• Naughty Sister, 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
Park Place Coffee Live Music Series - 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Free and all ages are welcome. Visit parkplacecoffee.com or call 503-808-1244.
• Louis and Guests, Aug. 6.
• Cody Weathers, Aug. 13.
Riverview Restaurant - The Riverview Restaurant, 29311 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale. The restaurant features live music from musicians who play a style of light jazz with subtle modern and classical influences. For more information, call 503-661-3663 or visit yoshidariverview.com. Closed on holidays.
• Craig Bidondo, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
• Tommy Rodriguez, Thursdays through Saturdays.
• Tim Gilson and Craig Bidondo, Sundays.
Arts and Culture
'Wild Wild West' Art Exhibit - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 1, Gresham City Hall, Visual Arts Gallery, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway. Local and regional artists share their artistic visions of the Wild West. Visit greshamartcommittee.org.
'Brand Fire' - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until Sept. 2, Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Ceramic works by Brenda A.S. Scott. The reception will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Call 503-491-7309 for information.
Out and About
First Friday Art Walk - 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, downtown Troutdale along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Visit downtown Troutdale businesses along the Historic Columbia River Highway and enjoy art, music, wine and food. Rip Caswell's Gallery will feature the works of regular artists who were invited to paint plein air (in the open) and bring in their work to exhibit. Visitors will have a chance to vote on their favorite plein air painting; the winners will be announced during First Friday on Sept. 2. New works by Hood River artist Gayle Weisfield will also be on exhibit. Call the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce at 503-669-7473.
Rooster Rock Perseid Meteor Shower Watch - 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, Rooster Rock State Park in Corbett, exit 25 off of Interstate 84. Stargazers are invited to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs when the Earth enters the path of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle in its last trip past the sun; the comet last passed by Earth in December 1992. Volunteers will have telescopes set up for use. The event is free, but parking is $5 per vehicle. Call the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry at 503-797-4610, ext. 2, for information and possible weather-related cancelations. Another meteor shower watch will be held at the same time at L.L. 'Stub' Stewart State Park in Washington County.
Fairview Open-Air Market - 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays until to the end of September, Northeast Market and Village streets, Fairview. Fairview's farmers' market returns this year at a new location. Shop for homegrown goods, jewelry, artwork, crafts, organic treats and other eclectic selections. Stop by to hear live music, get dinner and do some shopping. Visit windancefarmsandart.com/Fairview.php.
Gresham Farmers' Market - 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Northwest Miller Avenue and Third Street, downtown Gresham. The Gresham Farmers' Market in historic downtown Gresham provides a wide range of farm-produced food as well as flowers, crafts, gifts, live entertainment and other offerings from an assortment of local and regional vendors. Visit greshamfarmersmarket.com.
Midweek Farmers' Market - 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through the end of August, Gresham Station Shopping Center, Northwest Division Street and Norman Avenue. Pick up some fresh flowers, veggies, homemade treats and crafts and enjoy an evening out of the house. Visit greshamfarmersmarket.com.
Troutdale Open-Air Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays until Oct. 29, Depot Park Rail Museum parking lot, 473 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. Opening the first Saturday in April, the Troutdale farmers market returns for another season. Check out local merchants, live entertainment, locally grown foods and produce, gourmet cooking and arts and crafts. The farmers market continues each week through the last Saturday in October. Visit windancefarmsandart.com or call 503-766-2993.
Friday Night Wine Tasting - 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Allegri Wine Shop and Art Gallery, 44 N. Main Ave. Tastings are $12 unless noted otherwise. Call 503-465-1841 for information.
• Aug. 5: Wines of Spain.
• Aug. 12: Wines from HM Wine Distributing with Blake Croy.
• Aug. 19: Wines of California. Dave Watson and JoEllen Jarvis will perform swing dances.
• Aug. 26: Wines from Cultavin Distribution (Oregon wines) with Joe Hegele; and Missionary Chocolates with Vanessa Holden.
Sandy Plaza Market - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on first Saturdays until Oct. 1, Centennial Plaza, Pioneer Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue, Sandy. The market will feature a variety of craft and food booths including kids' activities with a bouncy castle and face painting. The 12-by-60-foot Centennial Mural, painted by Gresham artist Lee Lauritzen with assistance from Craig Lauritzen, features a variety of images from Sandy's past as well as the present. For more information, contact Tracy Brown at 503-668-4886.
Kid's Day at Multnomah Falls - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Multnomah Falls at exit 31 off Interstate 84 in Corbett. There will be many games and activities with prizes for the winners. Guided hikes will be offered and Smokey the Bear will visit. Presented by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, event participants include Bonneville Dam, Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute, Gorge Discovery Center, Friends of Multnomah Falls, Multnomah Lodge Company, Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and the Oregon Zoo. Contact Nicole Lund at 503-695-2372, ext. 5.
Cinema Under the Stars - Saturdays until Aug. 20, various local schools. Cinema Under the Stars features PG-rated films, suitable for all ages, in the grassy fields of area schools. Each night will have a special theme with activities and entertainment geared for families. School booster clubs and other groups will provide concessions, with proceeds funding school improvements. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Hosted by Greater Gresham Area Prevention Partnership. Call 503-823-0088 or visit ggapp.org for a complete schedule and information.
• Aug. 6: 'Facing the Giants' at Reynolds High School, 1698 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. Cinema Under the Stars will partner with the barn dance and barbecue benefit for Troutdale Police Officer Mike Kellogg (see listing above).
• Aug. 13: 'Karate Kid' at Barlow High School, 5105 S.E. 302nd Ave.
Movies in the Park - 6:30 p.m. all summer until Sept. 10, various Portland parks. Portland Parks and Recreation presents free movies and entertainment in its parks all summer. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at dark. Visit portlandonline.com/parks for a complete schedule. Events in East Portland parks are listed below.
• Aug. 2: 'Tangled' at Glenfair Park, Northeast 154th Avenue and Davis Street. The River City Band and a braiding competition with the Paul Mitchell Beauty School, beginning at 6 p.m. Food vendors and free popcorn.
• Aug. 10: 'Secretariat' at Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave., Portland. The Bobby Torres Trio will perform.
Smokey the Bear's 67th Birthday Party - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Barlow Room at Timberline Lodge. Join Smokey the Bear and his ranger friends in celebrating Smokey's 67th birthday. Activities include games, prizes, songs, birthday cake and a special appearance by Smokey. Call 503-622-2033 or visit www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood for information.